Date Posted:03/14/2002, 8:00AM
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The American Hockey Coaches Association has released their All-American teams and Bowdoin can boast of being the only East team with two representatives. Junior Shelly Chessie (Fredericton, N.B.) and first-year Kirsti Anderson (Glenville, N.Y.) both earned All-American status. The Polar Bears finished the season fourth in the nation with a 23-5-1 record and won the New England Small College Athletic Conference Championship.
Chessie earned first-team All-NESCAC honors after a stellar campaign that featured a team-high 50 points on 22 goals and 28 assists. Her 50 points this season were the third-most ever by a Bowdoin player in a single-season. Currently, she stands at 128 career points, third all-time at the school. She received NESCAC Player of the Week honors earlier this season and also was a finalist for the prestigous AHCA Division III Player of the Year Award. She led Bowdoin to a first-round victory in the NCAA Tournament, scoring a goal and assisting on the other in a 2-1 victory over defending national champion Middlebury. A Choate graduate, Chessie is also one of the leading scorers on Bowdoin's women's soccer team.
Anderson established herself as one of the premier players in the NESCAC this season, finishing second on the team with 31 points on 12 goals and 19 assists and anchoring a defense that allowed only 1.3 goals per game this year. She earned NESCAC Rookie of the Year honors for her efforts and was also named first- team All-NESCAC. A graduate of Glenville High School, she was a member of the prestigous prep team, the Connecticut Polar Bears.